Three words: Scholastic Aptitude Test. What, memories of the SAT don’t send shivers down your spine? Well then, you must be one of those smart people we hear so much about.
In reality, the SAT is more of an educational marathon than an accurate assessment of your intelligence. Just as Ali Baba had to whisper “Open Sesame” to get into the cave of treasures, high school students need to solve algebraic equations and fix grammatical errors before they can even consider college. Unfortunately, there are way too many kids out there who don’t have the tools or services (or the secret password) they need to prepare for the SAT.
Get this: because they may be lacking something as simple as a person to check their spelling, they may never go to college. Only 11% of disadvantaged New York children earn college degrees. That’s where New York Cares’ free Kaplan SAT program comes in. Our specially trained volunteer tutors help ambitious young scholars gain confidence in their abilities and enhance their scholastic capabilities.
Training enough volunteers to tutor 800 high school students each year is expensive. Help us invest in the future of the world by donating $10. It’ll be worth it in the long run, and it’ll give students something to smile about.
All donations will support New York Cares' general programming, which provides critical services to 400,000 at-risk New Yorkers each year. For information on making donations to support specific programs, please contact Jennifer.Goldschein@newyorkcares.org.